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Hosted by John Pereira
Crusader to Gazala Campaign
zontar
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Hawaii, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 10:43 AM UTC
Thanks Gaz, on both counts!
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 12:09 PM UTC
Some great work done while I was away. Too much to call out individually, but excellent builds one and all.

The Diana is not totally complete, I have accessories to add, but for the sake of the GB and deadline, I am calling it here.

Added Magic Sculpt covers to the headlights as the kit ones have the slit openings which are not on any photo of the Diana I have. Did this as No. 4, as everyone does 7 or 8, and I do have a photo of 4.





More in the gallery
GazzaS
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Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 02:06 PM UTC
Peter,
Great job! I really love how it turned out. Congratulations on completing it!

A special thanks for letting me prod ya into building it for the campaign.

Gaz
petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 03:27 PM UTC
Thanks Gaz. Glad you like it and also that you did 'suggest' I build it. It was worth it.

Now we need to cook up a new 'campaign' based group build, as this one was so much fun to be part of.
GazzaS
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Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 08:18 PM UTC

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Thanks Gaz. Glad you like it and also that you did 'suggest' I build it. It was worth it.

Now we need to cook up a new 'campaign' based group build, as this one was so much fun to be part of.



Lookee here: https://aeroscale.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=269637

Now... Do you have a 1/35 scale Anzio Annie in your stash?

Gaz
Chaman911
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Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 08:52 PM UTC
Wow Peter! That is a fantastic build. Great job!
69mudbone
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California, United States
Member Since: April 26, 2016
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Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 04:54 AM UTC
Hi Guys, calling this finished

132nd Armoured Division Arete

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I would like to congratulate everyone who crossed the finish line

Gaz great campaign as usual. Bravo Zulu.

Now on to Rome.
johhar
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 05:27 AM UTC
Ken, the diorama is very cool. Interesting high point of ground, landscaping, and Italian troops. To everyone, this campaign has stayed interesting and really heated up as the end approaches.
Paulinsibculo
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Overijssel, Netherlands
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Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 05:31 AM UTC
https://www.nationalww2museum.org/war/articles/drive-nowhere-myth-afrika-korps-1941-43?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=social

Some background info
GazzaS
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Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 08:48 AM UTC
Ken,
Congratulations on a job well done! That is just a fantastic diorama! Thank you for sharing it with us.

I'm glad you enjoyed the campaign.

Gaz
BogiBg
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Västra Götaland, Sweden
Member Since: May 29, 2018
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Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 09:40 AM UTC
Thank's Zon, hope I will see pictures of that GP finished. I finished mine just before I started work on Sd. Kfz. 8.
Some great looking models throughout this campaign, I have to say that I am sorry that it's coming to an and...
Gaz, you have been a great host and I am really sorry that I can't follow you to Italy. There is lot of fighting left for me in North Africa... If, by any chance, you include Tunisia in that campaign, I am all in.
Greetings to everyone

Bogi
Mrclark7
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Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 10:15 AM UTC
please provide the link to the gallery to put it in. i always goof here.
GazzaS
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Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 12:18 PM UTC

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please provide the link to the gallery to put it in. i always goof here.



Here ya go: https://gallery3.kitmaker.net/showgallery.php/cat/30968
petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 12:36 PM UTC

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Now... Do you have a 1/35 scale Anzio Annie in your stash?

Gaz



No Anzio Annie hiding in the stash, I wish, but I have a few that will fit the bill of the Italy/Sicily time frame. Will post on the thread.

Thanks for the kind words Bryan.

Ken the dio really adds to the overall impression. You did a great job on this one. I enjoyed watching this one - and the sand bags evolve
GazzaS
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Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 01:27 PM UTC
Alright everyone,
I've awarded ribbons to those that have completed so far. I think there is still 36 hours to go for any last minute crushing.

I'll be in hospital overnight having a minor surgery, so you won't hear from me until sometime tomorrow.

Until then,

Happy Building!

Gaz
Mrclark7
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Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 07:03 PM UTC

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please provide the link to the gallery to put it in. i always goof here.



Here ya go: https://gallery3.kitmaker.net/showgallery.php/cat/30968



Thanks, I think I got it.
Mrclark7
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Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 07:03 PM UTC

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Alright everyone,
I've awarded ribbons to those that have completed so far. I think there is still 36 hours to go for any last minute crushing.

I'll be in hospital overnight having a minor surgery, so you won't hear from me until sometime tomorrow.

Until then,

Happy Building!

Gaz




good luck with that. Thanks for the campaign hosting.
Lakota
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Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 11:42 PM UTC
Ken-Love the groundwork, great diorama and subject.
Gaz-Good luck and get well soon.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Sleepwalker71
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Singapore / 新加坡
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 03:59 AM UTC
A bit late, but life is giving me treatment like Marine Corps style frantic recruit training. More in a gallery.

BogiBg
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Västra Götaland, Sweden
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 06:06 AM UTC
Damian... I am speechless. That Valentine look so good...
Mrclark7
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 06:08 AM UTC
Really thought I was going to go captured German on this one. But I did not have the right markings. The British decals that came with it were horrible for the area they were to be applied to. So after the turret, I just painted the other flag on the hull.

Miss placed the machine gun. Will look for it later today.




petbat
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 07:26 AM UTC
Damian and Kelly. Great work guys. Nice additions to the Brit side of the campaign.

Thanks for joining in.
GazzaS
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 01:11 PM UTC
Damian,
Fantastic job on that Valentine! Congratulations! Really like the chipping.

Kelly,
Your Honey looks great! Congrats! I like to see those ID panels on British armor, so it's a win-win.

Thank you both for participating!

It's only 1PM Thursday on Baker Island in the Pacific ocean, SW of Midway Island. So, technically there is still almost 11 hours to go.

Of course in 11 hours I'll be asleep and unable to do a 'on-time' check up. That will leave another 5-6 hours for me not to be at my PC... 'hint-hint'

Gaz
brekinapez
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 03:00 PM UTC
Finished, with an hour left in my time zone. Can't remember if I posted any photos yet, so here is the initial pic plus some in-progress shots:



I didn't actually start until two weeks ago; I was working on five other campaigns at the same time.

AND I was finishing grad school at the same time, plus work.



brekinapez
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 03:05 PM UTC
And the finished kit (or as finished as it's going to get for now):











This represents one of the vehicles that sat in Benghazi waiting for spare parts, so it isn't that worn yet.

Now, to finish my Big Cat Mk V.